The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with funding of $150,000 for community training centre upgrades in Imanpa and Docker River.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said today a key priority for the Government was to ensure as many Indigenous people as possible are working in real jobs.
“The Community Development Fund provides funding to organisations to deliver projects that support social and economic development and participation in remote communities such as Imanpa and Docker River,” Minister Scullion said.
“The fund assists service providers, employers and community organisations to create new jobs and deliver rewarding community activities.”
Minister Scullion said the project in Imanpa and Docker River will benefit local Indigenous residents by funding upgrades of community training centres in the region.
“The refurbishment will create a venue for non-accredited and accredited training in a range of topics including digital media training, as well as a venue for community members to participate in meaningful and work-like activities to gain new skills.
“Ten Indigenous people will receive accredited training while up to ten Indigenous people will be employed on the project.”
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